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Fishermen probed for catching ocean sunfish in protected area

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OCEAN SUNFISH. The dead ocean sunfish caught by the three fishermen from Negros Occidental at the Tañon Strait on March 1. Photo by Edgardo Rostata

The ocean sunfish is considered a ‘vulnerable’ or ‘threatened’ species

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, Philippines (Mar. 4, 2017) — Three fishermen are under investigation for catching an ocean sunfish in Tañon Strait, the biggest protected marine area in the country. Continue reading Fishermen probed for catching ocean sunfish in protected area

Dengue cases approach epidemic threshold in Negros Occidental

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From January 1 to August 6 this year, a total of 2,520 dengue cases have been reported – a 197% increase compared to the same period in 2015

BACOLOD CITY, Philippines (Aug. 13, 2016) — Dengue cases in Negros Occidental have increased dramatically, causing alarm to the Provincial Health Office (PHO).  Continue reading Dengue cases approach epidemic threshold in Negros Occidental

Negros Occidental declares state of calamity due to El Niño

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The dry spell affects 7,080 farmers, 44 fisherfolk and 7,909 sugar planters in 136 barangays of 21 towns and cities in the province

BACOLOD CITY, Philippines (Apr. 28, 2016) — The province of Negros Occidental has declared a state of calamity after incurring P407 million worth of losses in agro-fishery. Continue reading Negros Occidental declares state of calamity due to El Niño

Southeast Asia’s biggest solar farm opens in Negros Occidental

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RENEWABLE ENERGY. The P10-billion solar farm, located in Hacienda Paz, Barangay Tinampaan, Cadiz City, is developed through a partnership between Gregorio Araneta Incorporated (GAI) and Soleq Holdings Incorporated on the solar generation facility of Helios Solar Energy Corporation. Photo courtesy of the Negros Occidental provincial government
The solar farm in Cadiz City promises a production capacity of 280-MW, and is expected to generate annual revenues of P45 million for the local government

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, Philippines (Mar. 3, 2016) — The 132.5-megawatt solar farm in Cadiz City opened Thursday, March 3.

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Negros Occidental drought damages P143M worth of crops, livestocks

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PARCHED. Lack of water affects farmers most of all whose crops and livestock depend on a steady supply of the resource. Photo by Agence France-Presse
Sugarcane plantations covered by Southern Negros Development Corporation and Daconcogon Sugar Central have been hit the hardest

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, Philippines (Jan. 22, 2016) — The continuing dry spell in Negros Occidental has resulted to P143.7 million ($3 million) worth of damage to crops and livestocks.

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